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Salcombe Brewery's New Speyside Barrel Aged Porter wins gold in prestigious national beer competition

Authored by kath@raw

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) annual Beer Awards has named Salcombe Brewery’s Speyside Island Street Porter as the best beer of its kind in Britain. SIBA’s annual competition, held digitally for the first time, attracted entries of just under 500 beers from more than 180 different breweries, into 15 beer categories.

John Tiner, founder of Salcombe Brewery, comments “This is...

REVEALED: Newcastle Brown Ale the UK's Favourite Beer

Authored by News Desk

Friday is the perfect day for cracking open a cold one and congratulating yourself on a week well done! However, today this is more important than ever as it is in fact International Beer Day! Brits are known for their beer consumption, UK consumers drink around 8 Billion Pints Per Year , and the UK as a whole is a hub for breweries NEW and OLD. But have you ever thought how much Beer...

Cliff safety netting works now underway in Beer

Authored by Mary

A programme of stabilisation works to the cliffs at Beer is currently being carried out by Vertical Technology Ltd, working on behalf of East Devon District Council.

The contractors began work on Monday 3 February 2020 and are expected to take around three weeks to complete the task of installing netting on the cliff face.

The netting will stabilise the cliff area adjacent...

Charity beer hits the spot

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Bays Brewery’s special orangutan-themed beer has raised nearly two thousand pounds for a local conservation charity.

The guest beer, called Orangutan Ale, sold out, raising £1,393 for Paignton Zoo. Along with collecting tins and other fundraising activities, the grand total donated is £1,881,94.

Orangutan Ale, a handsome tawny colour to match its name and the species, was...

Great apes, great beer!

Authored by Paigntonzoo

Bays Brewery are brewing a special orangutan-themed beer for Paignton Zoo. The guest beer, simply called Orangutan Amber Ale, is a new recipe with a handsome tawny colour to match its name and the species. Orangutan Ale is being launched on Monday 4th March and will be available as a draught beer in selected local pubs until the end of May. The Paignton microbrewery is donating 10p for every...

Trunk in charge!

Authored by Paigntonzoo

A charity beer has raised an elephantine sum for wildlife conservation. Bays Brewery helped generate £3,282 by selling a special beer – Trunk Ale - on behalf of wildlife charity Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.

Paignton Zoo supports environmental education in the Omo Forest of south-western Nigeria, where the elusive forest elephant still survives. The Zoo has been funding work there...

Trunk call!

Authored by Paigntonzoo

A local business is boosting the cause of conservation by doing what it does best – selling great beer. Bays Brewery has launched a special beer – Trunk Ale - on behalf of wildlife charity Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.

Trunk Ale has been brewed using traditional methods but with exciting new hops, resulting in a well-balanced deep amber ale of 4.5%.

Paignton Zoo supports...

Pandit Comes Home

Authored by Danielle Camp

In his autobiography 'My Music, My Life', the famous Indian musician Pandit Ravi Shankar wrote: "In the summer of 1936, we spent a few months at Dartington Hall, in Devonshire, England, a beautiful, open place. I felt that I was coming close to music and that this music is what I was meant to devote my life to".

It was this reference that inspired New Lion Brewery...

Follow the ale trail for a taste of Plymouth History

Authored by Mary

The organisers of this year’s Plymouth History Festival have joined forces with the city’s oldest working brewery to create a special beer and ale trail.

The ‘Plymouth History FestivALE’ is an exciting addition to this year’s programme and will be available at five historic pubs throughout the rest of May.

From the Fortescue Hotel, which was first recorded in the 1867 Directory...

7 Healthy Reasons to Drink Beer

Authored by Caitlin A Green

Are you heading into town for a few beverages tonight? Well here's your excuse to have a few beers...

#1 – Beer is a Great Vitamin Mix

Many people tend to think that beer is just a beverage people use to cool off or get wasted. However, what you should know is that this drink is actually quite a great vitamin mix, as it contains high amounts of Vitamin B and Vitamin C. It is...



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